Macchiavelli and havesting targeted data for spam
for a long time now i’ve been getting spam email, much like everyone else. for a couple of years now, i’ve also been getting subject lines that at first, although not always, made me look at the spam for a fraction of a second.
these subject lines would mention issues i care about, such as security. the f-up would be the viagra that would sometimes follow in the same subject line.
very recently i spoke on a mailing list about macchiavelli. today i got a spam with macchiavelli in the subject line (regular spam body, same subject mistake).
spammers are smarter. the smarter they are the more annoying they become, because “they just don’t get it”.